Tag Archives: Missions

Brian – Another Starbucks Story

He’d been sitting in the Starbucks for ages. A man with grey hair and a gentle, intelligent face. He had dirty, ratty clothes, but despite that, he seemed very clean and well-groomed. At least, he was very well-groomed for a … Continue reading

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Julia and the Orphans

In Tijuana, MX, after we were done building Sandy’s House, we went to help out at an orphanage-to-be. Let me explain the story, as best I understand it. Meet Julia. She’s 24, athletic, and blonde. She’s beautiful, but doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Sandy’s House

She was just radiant on the day that I met her. Of course, you might expect that, seeing as we had just shown up, a group of about 25 of us from America, to help build her a house. But … Continue reading

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Flesh, Book Summary

I have mentioned a few excerpts from Hugh Halter’s book, Flesh (here, here  and here).  If you are curious to read more, I’ve posted a book summary over at Shepherd Project.  It’s a great way to get a good feel … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

A recent Gospel for Asia newsletter wrote about a pastor. When [he] arrived in the community of about 2,000 people where he now serves, some of the more influential villages were not open to what he had to say. They … Continue reading

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Not on MY Watch

I wrote here about a young pastor who asked himself:  What would it look like if this place was on earth as it is in heaven?  I also wrote that I have a godly neighbor who has been asking that … Continue reading

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What would Heaven look like HERE?

I once heard a guy talking about missions who told a story about a young pastor who built a church in an unchurched community by asking one question:  If things were “on earth” as they are “in heaven”, then what … Continue reading

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Z Blog – Smiley Faces

I keep getting text messages. Little beeps come throughout the day letting me know there’s a message waiting for me. I check my phone… a smiley face. That’s it. A simple little smile greeting me. But it’s not just a … Continue reading

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Z Blog – Granted Favor…From the Start

Z Blog 2 – Granted Favor…from the start I know God’s been behind this trip.  We have seen that in so many details all along the way.  But, now that we have officially departed it has been exciting to see … Continue reading

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